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State Trooper

State of Alaska

This is a Full-time position in Juneau, AK posted May 12, 2021.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING Troopers work in a wide variety of law enforcement fields and are eventually able to request assignments that fit their personal interests.

General areas of enforcement include rural law enforcement, highway law enforcement, near-urban patrol work and serious criminal investigations.

The Alaska State Trooper/Alaska Wildlife Trooper position is among the most demanding of any law enforcement agency.

OUR ORGANIZATION, MISSION AND CULTURE The mission of the Divisions of Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers is to preserve the peace, enforce the law, prevent and detect crime, protect life and property, and preserve Alaska’s resources.

The work that a Trooper performs within their community contributes to the safety of Alaska.

THE BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM As an Alaska State Trooper/Alaska Wildlife Trooper, you will have a rewarding career and receive paid, high-caliber training and benefits at no expense to you while attending the academy.

The diversity of available assignments and locations helps Troopers engage in a wide variety of career choices.

The Alaska State Troopers/Alaska Wildlife Troopers serve primarily as rural police officers.

Alaska does not have counties, Sheriff’s Offices or Deputies, requiring Troopers to provide complete law enforcement services for areas outside of the traditional “city limits” of most Alaska cities.

Some Troopers choose to serve in very rural areas, where the only transportation is by air, river boat, snow machine or four wheeler.

Some choose to remain on the road system, in semi-rural areas.

While others choose to live in Southeast Alaska, where travel options include both air and ferry, and town sizes vary from under a thousand to over 35,000.
The Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking qualified applicants to attend the DPS Training Academy beginning on February 27, 2022.

Successful candidates will be appointed as an Alaska State Trooper Recruit of Alaska State Trooper, depending in their qualifications.

All new employees to this job class receive high caliber training at no expense and will earn wages and benefits while attending the academy.

WRITTEN TEST STATE TROOPER RECRUITS All non-lateral applicants must successfully pass the written test (Law Enforcement Officer Exam) through

May 7, 2021
– Anchorage, AK

May 14, 2021
– Fairbanks, AK

May 29, 2021
– Anchorage, AK

June 4, 2021
– Anchorage, AK

June 18, 2021
– Fairbanks, AK

July 2, 2021
– Anchorage, AK

July 9, 2021 Fairbanks, AK

July 23, 2021
– Soldotna, AK

July 23, 2021
– Sitka, AK

July 24, 2021
– Anchorage, AK

Applicants must register for these test dates in advance at .

If you reside outside of Alaska and are interested in testing for the Alaska State Trooper, please visit color=”#000000″> to arrange for your exam to be proctored at a testing location near you.

Please note it typically takes two weeks for Public Safety Testing to submit the required paperwork for the examination to your selected proctor.

You may download a guide to setting up a remote test here:
WRITTEN TEST EXEMPTION
– LATERAL APPLICANTS To meet lateral requirements and be exempt from the written test, you must have twelve months work experience as a police officer AND possession of an active police officer certificate issued by a jurisdiction outside the State of Alaska and recognized by the Alaska Police Standards Council.

Although lateral applicants are not required to take the written test, you will need to contact the Recruitment Unit with copies of your police Certifications, training records, academy guide, etc.

at 907-269-5976 or dps.recruit@alaska.gov to receive the written test waiver.

Lateral applicants are encouraged to review the Department of Public Safety’s website prior to continuing in this application process: INITIAL PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST All applicants must successfully pass the initial physical fitness test to move forward in the application process.

For more information on our fitness test standards, go to DOCUMENTS TO COLLECT TO BE SUBMITTED WITH THE BACKGROUND PACKET We recommend you have the following documents in your possession BEFORE submitting your online application to ensure you meet your Background Packet deadline.

These documents will be submitted with the Background Packet and does not need to be uploaded to your online application.

Photocopy of Birth Certificate (if current name differs from that on the birth certificate, provide court documents showing name change).

If naturalized, a photocopy of Naturalization Certificate with photo.

Photocopy of high school diploma, GED, or transcripts that indicate date of graduation.

College transcripts for all post-secondary education.

Current and/or former police officers must provide: basic police officer certification or equivalent POST Certification; additional law enforcement related certifications; certificate of academy completion and course syllabus to include the number of hours; out-of-state applicants must provide a copy of their academy syllabus.

Former military members must provide discharge or separation papers showing date and type of discharge for all periods of service for each branch of military (i.e.

DD-214 Long Form and NGB-22 Form, which include the Separation and Reentry codes).

A DD-214 is not required to apply if you have not been discharged from active duty service.

Telephone numbers and physical addresses for your spouse/significant other and your ex-spouse(s)/ex-significant other(s).

Any other law enforcement related certificates Any letters of recommendation, employment evaluations, or certifications you have received.

Long form/lifetime driving record(s) from all states and U.S.

territories in which you have ever held a driver’s license and/or received a citation (whether convicted or not).

You can find that information at: For any documents generated in a language other than English, official translations must be included.

Minimum Qualifications
General Overview of Job Requirements The following job qualifications are stated in general terms for purposes of this job posting only.

Applicants will be evaluated based on Alaska Administrative Code 13 AAC 85: Minimum Standards for Police Officers as well as the Alaska Department of Public Safety Minimum Standards .

STATE TROOPER RECRUIT General Qualifications
Must be a citizen of the United States of America.

Must be 21 years of age or older at the start of the academy.

Must be conversant in both spoken and written English.

Must possess a high school diploma or have passed a General Education Development (GED) test.

Not disqualified from any portion of a prior background investigation for this job class in the last twelve months.

Driving Record Must possess a valid driver’s license issued within the United States or its Territories.

Must be free of excessive moving violations and recent license actions (canceled, revoked, suspended, limited, or SR-22 requirement).

Drug Misconduct Drug misconduct is closely scrutinized and recent drug use may be cause for elimination from the hiring process, including: Marijuana use within the last year.

Use of illegal narcotics within the last ten years.

Manufacture/sale of illegal narcotics as an adult.

Drug misconduct while employed in a law enforcement position.

Prescription drug use without a prescription unless there was an immediate, pressing, or emergency medical circumstance to justify the use.

Criminal History Adult criminal history is closely scrutinized and the following may be cause for elimination from the hiring process:
Conduct with sufficient evidence available for submission to the DA for prosecution (basically, probable cause).

Misdemeanor convictions within the last ten years.

Any conviction related to domestic violence.

Any criminal charges within last twelve months.

Has not been on court-ordered probation within three years of application date.

Professional Conduct The below requirements pertain to incidents occurring on duty or off duty.

While employed as a peace officer, fire marshal, correctional officer, Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO), Court Services Officer (CSO), military police officer, licensed security guard or officer, or similar position anywhere or in any jurisdiction (pertains to incidents occurring on duty or off duty).

The applicant must be free of: Misconduct (including misuse of official position or authority) Perjury Excessive use of force.

Dishonesty Termination for cause or resignation under threat of discharge.

Police certification denied or revoked by the APSC or the equivalent licensing authority in another jurisdiction.

ALASKA STATE TROOPER (Lateral) Same qualifications as STATE TROOPER RECRUIT (above) plus the following: Currently employed in the Department of Public Safety as a State Trooper Recruit, at least six months experience as a State Trooper Recruit, satisfactory completion of Department of Public Safety Field Training and determined by the Executive Director of the Alaska Police Standards Council to be eligible to possess a police officer “Basic Certificate” issued by the Council.-OR-Possession of, or eligible for reinstatement of, an active police officer certificate issued by the Alaska Police Standards Council;-OR-Twelve months work experience as a police officer AND possession of an active police officer certi